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Meet the Totally NutzĀ® Leadership Team

Released: Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Gourmet Nut Franchise, a Delicious, Healthy Alternative at Sporting & Events Centers Nationwide

Jill Summerhays
CEO
Jill Summerhays is the founder of another very successful franchise which was established in 1985. Jill wanted to enjoy life, so she created a business model that was fun, flexible, and mobile which gave her the ability to offer her product anywhere the road would take her.
Having sold her first franchise business, Jill began assisting Totally Nutz founders, Matt & Yvette Barker with franchising their Totally Nutz business model. In 2017 she became our CEO. Jill has worked hard to establish the brand, grow the business, and help franchisees to be successful. When she is not running the show, Jill enjoys hiking, riding her motorcycle and exploring the great outdoors.
ability to offer her product anywhere the road would take her.
Having sold her first franchise business, Jill began assisting Totally Nutz founders, Matt & Yvette Barker with franchising their Totally Nutz business model. In 2017 she became our CEO. Jill has worked hard to establish the brand, grow the business, and help franchisees to be successful. When she is not running the show, Jill enjoys hiking, riding her motorcycle and exploring the great outdoors.

Jennifer Aldrich
Director of PR and Content
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jennifer attended Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Management of Human Resources. Jennifer worked in telecom and IT in sales, retention, customer service and project manager for over 25 years. She joined the Totally Nutz team in 2017 as our Director of Marketing, PR and Content. Jennifer assists franchisees with event/site acquisition, contract negotiations, training, and marketing. She also creates partnerships with concessionaires. Jennifer’s number goal is to make sure our franchisees are successful. Whenever possible, Jennifer enjoys traveling the world, experiencing other cultures and sampling their cuisine.

Wendy Horlacher
Director of Operations
Wendy was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Corrections. Wendy retired from the Utah Department of Corrections in 2016 where she worked as a Regional Administrator overseeing 300+ staff members. She immediately joined the Totally Nutz team where she assists franchisees by supporting their needs including training, event protection and order fulfillment. When Wendy is not working she spends her time in the outdoors enjoying nature.

About Totally Nutz®
Since 1990, Totally Nutz® has been freshly roasting cinnamon glazed nuts on-site at sporting and events centers across the United States. Totally Nutz was founded by Matt & Yvette Barker who were looking for a family-friendly business which would allow them to spend more time with their young children. Totally Nutz is the perfect companion for cheering on your favorite team, attending a convention, or enjoying your favorite band. Gift boxes are excellent choices for gifting on special occasions, recognizing or thanking someone. 


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